UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news "Mix for Miracles" Radiothon raises more than $67,000 for UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9568/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9568 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 18, 2014) - CBS Radio Mix96 and Children's Miracle Network raised more than $67,000 in their first "Mix For Miracles" radiothon for UC Davis Children's Hospital. Mix96, 96.1FM broadcasted live each day from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. in the playroom on Davis 7 and continued the broadcast from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9568 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-18T00:00:00Z David Sobon named new chair of Children's Miracle Network Business Council http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9399/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9399 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2014) - David Sobon has been named the new chair of the Children's Miracle Network's Business Council at UC Davis. His one-year term began Oct. 1, 2014.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9399 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-17T00:00:00Z Recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine to speak at MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2014) - Thomas C. Südhof, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, will address his research on how defects in a ‘glue’ that binds together proteins at the neuronal synapses may play a role in the etiology of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric neurodevelopmental conditions, during the first 2015 UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address in January. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9556 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital opens pediatric pulmonary hypertension clinic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9564/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9564 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2014) - Pediatric pulmonary hypertension patients can get the specialist care that they need close to home, thanks to the opening of the new Pulmonary Hypertension clinic at UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9564 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-17T00:00:00Z Study funded on the clinical, financial effectiveness of telemedicine versus telephone consultations http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9552/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9552 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 16, 2014) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1,198,384 grant to UC Davis pediatrician James Marcin to investigate how telemedicine consultations in emergency departments impact clinical outcomes, including cost effectiveness, compared with telephone consultations.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9552 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-16T00:00:00Z Firearm violence trends in the 21st century http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9562/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9562 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 16, 2014) - While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found. The study posted online in the Annual Review of Public Health on Dec. 12 and will appear in the print edition in January. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9562 Susan Mar 2014-12-16T00:00:00Z Too much, too little, just right http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9553/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9553 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2014) - Scientists have long known the p53 protein suppresses tumors. However, a recent animal study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered a complicated relationship between p53 and another protein, Rbm38, highlighting how the body calibrates protein levels. Too much Rbm38 reduces p53 levels, increasing the risk of cancer. Too little Rbm38 allows p53 overexpression, causing premature aging. The study was published in the journal PNAS on Dec. 15.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9553 Susan Mar 2014-12-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic named a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9550/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9550 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2014) - The UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic has been named an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence, in acknowledgement of its meeting the highest levels of established national standards of care for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9550 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-12T00:00:00Z Media Advisory: Festive holiday party planned for kids with cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9548/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9548 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 11, 2014) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a holiday party for pediatric cancer patients and their families on Saturday, Dec. 13. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9548 Susan Mar 2014-12-11T00:00:00Z Royal College of Radiologists awards pediatric radiologist 2013 Ella Preiskel Prize http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9543/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9543 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 10, 2014) - Thomas Sanchez, assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Radiology, has won the 2013 Ella Preiskel Prize from the Royal College of Radiologists in London. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9543 David Ong 2014-12-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital hosts toy drive Dec. 19-23 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9376/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9376 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 10, 2014) - UC Davis Children's Hospital is hosting a holiday toy drive this month to help spread cheer to its patients and their families staying this holiday season. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9376 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-10T00:00:00Z Preeclampsia during mother's pregnancy associated with greater autism risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9342/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9342 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 8, 2014) - Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9342 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-08T00:00:00Z "Mix for Miracles" Radiothon scheduled Dec. 9-11 at UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9532/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9532 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 5, 2014) - CBS Radio Mix96 and Children's Miracle Network is partnering to put on their first "Mix For Miracles" radiothon at UC Davis Children's Hospital. Mix96, 96.1FM will broadcast live each day from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. in the playroom on Davis 7 and continue the broadcast from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9532 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-05T00:00:00Z Randi Hagerman celebrated for C. Anderson Aldrich Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9531/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9531 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday celebrated the achievements of Medical Director Randi Hagerman, who in October received the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, one of the most prestigious awards in the United States for a pediatrician. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9531 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z Kuppermann honored for significant contributions to pediatric emergency medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9529/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9529 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has honored Nathan Kuppermann, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, with its EBSCO/PEMSoft Achievement Award. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9529 Susan Mar 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network Hospitals hosts Wheel of Fortune sweepstakes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9525/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9525 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - America’s Game®, Wheel of Fortune, is once again entertaining viewers with its popular “Secret Santa Sweepstakes” presented by Walmart, and this year the at-home viewers aren’t the only winners. A Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of each winner’s choice will receive a cash donation matching his or her winnings with a minimum donation of $300,000 during the course of the sweepstakes. UC Davis Children’s Hospital could be one of those winners. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9525 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z Rising Nurse Leaders are honored http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9527/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9527 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - More than a dozen highly accomplished nurses shared the spotlight this week during graduation ceremonies for UC Davis’ Rising Nurse Leaders program. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9527 Susan Mar 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z MIND Institute says "thank you" to hundreds of participants in its research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9517/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9517 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2014) - Hundreds of participants in UC Davis MIND Institute research and their families will head into the woods to “Explore the Great Outdoors” during its 12th Annual Thank You Party on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. The party is held to thank the children, adolescents, adults and their families who make the MIND Institute's groundbreaking research into autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions possible. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9517 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-03T00:00:00Z CDC identifies UC Davis as Ebola treatment center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9524/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9524 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2014) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified UC Davis Medical Center as one of the 35 U.S. hospitals designated as an Ebola treatment center. The designation, announced Dec. 2,  was a collaborative decision made by state and local health authorities and University of California (UC) leadership. UC San Francisco was also designated, with the three remaining UC medical centers expected to receive treatment-center designation soon. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9524 Carole Gan 2014-12-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital families and staff share what they are thankful for http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9523/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9523 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2014) - Pediatric nurses at UC Davis Children’s Hospital had "thankful trees" around the unit in November to give patients and staff the chance to share what they were most thankful for. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9523 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-12-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center named 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the third consecutive year http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9520/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9520 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 2, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center ranks among The Leapfrog Group's list of Top Hospitals for 2014, an elite distinction that recognizes UC Davis for meeting tough national standards for safety and quality. The annual award, widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards a U.S. hospital can receive, is given to the highest performing hospitals participating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9520 Carole Gan 2014-12-02T00:00:00Z Perceptions, referrals by medical providers affect mental-health treatment disparities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9501/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9501 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2014) - Disparities in mental-health treatment are known to be associated with patients’ racial and ethnic backgrounds. Now, a large study by researchers with UC Davis has found one possible reason for those disparities: Racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be assessed and referred for treatment by their medical providers. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9501 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-01T00:00:00Z How the diagnosis of autism helps us learn more about autism the topic of MIND Institute lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9504/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9504 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2014) - Natacha Akshoomoff, UC San Diego associate professor of psychiatry, will discuss “How the diagnosis of autism helps us learn more about autism,” during the December UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer series presentation. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9504 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-01T00:00:00Z MIND Institute offers Social Knowledge Workshop for adults with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9498/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9498 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 26, 2014) - Beginning in February, the UC Davis MIND Institute will offer the Adult Social Knowledge (ASK) Workshop for individuals 18 to 35 with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, such as high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. The workshop’s aims are to provide adults with autism an opportunity to practice their social skills in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere while having fun. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9498 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z Stand for the Kids event raises awareness for UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9473/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9473 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 14, 2014) - Phi Delta Epsilon, a medical fraternity at  UCDavis, held its first annual Stand for the Kids event last week in an effort to raise awareness  for UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9473 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-11-14T00:00:00Z 'Tis the season to indulge in walnuts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9471/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9471 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 13, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that diets rich in whole walnuts or walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth in mice. In addition, both walnuts and walnut oil reduced cholesterol and increased insulin sensitivity. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9471 Susan Mar 2014-11-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis "out-of-the-box thinker" wins cancer research award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9464/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9464 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - UC Davis medical oncologist Jonathan Riess is the recipient of a 2014 Young Innovators Team Award for Lung Cancer Research, and will share a $500,000 for translational lung cancer research with two other physician-scientists. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9464 Susan Mar 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z National study provides insights into childhood head injuries http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9460/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9460 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - This week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features an article that highlights an unprecedented analysis of the nation’s childhood head injuries. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9460 Susan Mar 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis investigational medication used to resolve life-threatening seizures in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9456/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9456 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - In its first clinical application in pediatric patients, an investigational medication developed and manufactured at UC Davis has been found to effectively treat children with life-threatening and difficult-to-control epileptic seizures without side effects, according to a research report by scientists at UC Davis and Northwestern University. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9456 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z Lung cancer screening for Medicare patients coming soon to UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9459/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9459 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 10, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center is preparing to screen seniors on Medicare who meet the criteria for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (CT). Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9459 Susan Mar 2014-11-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center prepared for potential Ebola cases http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9448/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9448 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2014) - As the largest Ebola epidemic in history continues in West Africa, UC Davis Health System is prepared to safely screen, isolate and care for a patient who arrives at the medical center suffering from the disease. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9448 Carole Gan 2014-11-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis Nursing professor publishes first book examining practitioners' struggles living up to health-care ideals http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9433/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9433 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2014) - Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano, an assistant professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, recently released her first book Conflicted Health Care: Professionalism and Caring in an Urban Hospital, published by Vanderbilt University Press. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9433 Susan Mar 2014-11-06T00:00:00Z Trick-or-treat! Patients and staff at UC Davis Children's Hospital celebrate Halloween http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9439/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9439 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 5, 2014) - UC Davis Children's Hospital’sHalloween celebration took place Friday on the pediatrics unit. Patients and staff got into the Halloween spirit with costumes, games and trick-or-treating. The special event was made possible by the Davis 7 pediatric nurses and the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9439 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-11-05T00:00:00Z Media advisory: UC Davis experts available for interviews during COPD Awareness Month http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9436/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9436 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 3, 2014) - November is COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Awareness Month and a good time to increase public awareness of symptoms and treatments for the lung disease along with research that is expanding options for patients. Several UC Davis pulmonary physicians, surgeons and health educators are available as media resources on COPD. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9436 Karen Finney 2014-11-03T00:00:00Z Immunotherapy for cancer toxic with obesity http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9429/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9429 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 3, 2014) - Immunotherapy that can be effective against tumors in young, thin mice can be lethal to obese ones, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. [en español] Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9429 Susan Mar 2014-11-03T00:00:00Z Registration opens Nov. 4 for free UC Davis healthy aging program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9428/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9428 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2014) - The marvels of healthy aging, as well as some of the myths and stereotypes associated with it, are among the topics being offered at UC Davis’ upcoming Mini Medical School. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9428 Susan Mar 2014-10-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers examine risks, benefits of chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9413/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9413 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2014) - Treatment for early stage breast cancer is highly effective, and for many women considering treatment choices, chemotherapy may add little to an already high long-term survival rate. Joy Melnikow, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at UC Davis, is working to define the potential long-term harms of chemotherapy for these patients, so they can be weighed against the potential benefits. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9413 Dorsey Griffith 2014-10-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis Nursing professor inducted into the Uganda National Academy of Sciences http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9419/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9419 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 31, 2014) - Gerald Kayingo, a physician assistant and assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was inducted as a fellow to the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9419 Susan Mar 2014-10-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers to establish new tests to evaluate cognitive growth in people with intellectual disability http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9390/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9390 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 30, 2014) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess accurately: those with an intellectual disability, formerly termed mental retardation. The research will be funded through a new, five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9390 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z Nurse receives third place for poster at Pediatric Nursing Conference http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9367/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9367 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 30, 2014) - Clinical resource nurse Stacey Salvato, who works on Davis 7 Pediatrics, received third place for her clinical care poster at this year's 30th annual Pediatric Nursing Conference in National Harbor, Md. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9367 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center receives "A" rating on Hospital Safety Score http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9411/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9411 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 29, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center was again honored with an “A” grade on The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score for its overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9411 Carole Gan 2014-10-29T00:00:00Z Study on Western diet and role in GI cancer funded http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9408/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9408 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 28, 2014) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a $2.7 million grant to UC Davis researchers to investigate how the so-called Western diet, which is high in fat and sugar, increases the risk of developing liver and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. In addition, the researchers will study whether bifidobacteria, a common family of bacteria in the human gut, can be enriched to prevent cancer. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9408 Dorsey Griffith 2014-10-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center recognized for reduction of pressure ulcers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9281/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9281 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 28, 2014) - A decrease in the rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers at UC Davis Medical Center has earned a Performance Excellence Award from the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC). Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9281 David Ong 2014-10-28T00:00:00Z The Pink House donates portion of sales to Children's Miracle Network Nov. 6-12 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9389/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9389 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - The purchase of women's shoes, purses and accessories can help make miracles for UC Davis Children's Hospital patients as East Sacramento retailer The Pink House donates 20 percent off all purchases to the Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis Nov. 6-12.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9389 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find promising new treatment approach for ischemic stroke http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9400/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9400 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - A team of UC Davis scientists has found that administering a small molecule – purmorphamine – in animal models after a stroke results in multiple protective effects, including reducing the size of the stroke, decreasing inflammation and increasing markers for nerve regeneration. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9400 Susan Mar 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z Kay Redfield Jamison to discuss Professional and Personal Perspectives on Bipolar Illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - Kay Redfield Jamison, Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and co-director of the Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will discuss "Professional and Personal Perspectives on Bipolar Illness," during a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9258 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z Anti-cancer drug found effective against common stem cell transplant complication http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9394/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9394 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 24, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have found that the drug bortezomib effectively treats chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a common and debilitating side effect from allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9394 Susan Mar 2014-10-24T00:00:00Z Kravitz honored for outstanding research in health-care communication http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9392/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9392 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 24, 2014) - The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) has recognized Richard Kravitz, professor of internal medicine, with its George Engel Award. The award is presented annually for outstanding research contributing to the theory, practice and teaching of effective health-care communication and related skills. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9392 Susan Mar 2014-10-24T00:00:00Z Distinguished cancer prevention researcher to lead public health sciences at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9361/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9361 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2014) - Brad Pollock, a leading researcher on the incidence and control of childhood and adolescent cancer, has become chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9361 Karen Finney 2014-10-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis Nursing graduate student's research featured in national press program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9380/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9380 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2014) - Robin Whitney, a Doctor of Philosophy student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, was one of four researchers showcased in a webcast today promoting the inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium Oct. 24 and 25 in Boston. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9380 Susan Mar 2014-10-21T00:00:00Z NCI awards UC Davis $1.5 million to innovate robotic surgery for head and neck cancers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9378/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9378 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2014) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded UC Davis principal investigators Laura Marcu and Gregory Farwell $1.5 million to adapt UC Davis-developed biophotonic technology to a robotic surgical device in hopes of dramatically improving the precision of head and neck cancer surgery. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9378 Susan Mar 2014-10-21T00:00:00Z Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9370/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9370 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2014) - Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. The probe binds to a voltage-activated potassium ion channel subtype, lighting up when the channel is turned off and dimming when it is activated.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9370 Carole Gan 2014-10-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center holds workshop for Alzheimer's caregivers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9359/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9359 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2014) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will hold a workshop for those caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. There is no cost to participate in the workshop; however, reservations are required to attend. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9359 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-20T00:00:00Z Young Adult Outcomes topic of next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9356/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9356 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2014) - Research examining what happens to young adults with autism spectrum disorder when they leave high school will be the topic of the November UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. The discussion, on “Young Adult Outcomes,” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9356 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-17T00:00:00Z Randi Jenssen Hagerman receives C. Anderson Aldrich Award from American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9348/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9348 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 15, 2014) - Randi Jenssen Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and Treatment, has received the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development for her outstanding contributions in the field of child development from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional organization for pediatricians in the United States. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9348 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center repeats as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9340/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9340 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 15, 2014) - For the fourth consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Quality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9340 David Ong 2014-10-15T00:00:00Z Cancer Center wins $1.7 million NCI grant to study novel cancer treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9337/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9337 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2014) - A multidisciplinary team at UC Davis will embark on research to determine whether combining a novel type of immunotherapy with radiation and chemotherapy can make treatment for sarcoma, breast and pancreatic cancers more effective. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9337 Susan Mar 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z Probiotic decreases the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9336/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9336 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2014) - A team of UC Davis and University of Arizona researchers discovered that adding the bacteria Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis) to formula fed to newborn rats reduced the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, an often deadly intestinal infection. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9336 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis recognized as an industry leader in cardiac rehabilitation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9327/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9327 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2014) - The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology Program at UC Davis Health System has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for leadership in improving quality of life, enhancing standards of care and offering advanced practices for patients recovering from cardiac events or interventions. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9327 Susan Mar 2014-10-08T00:00:00Z MIND Institute receives $900,000 grant to study use of sertraline in young children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9332/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9332 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2014) - Focusing on treatments to ameliorate autism symptoms, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will launch the first study to examine the effectiveness of the use of sertraline, commonly known as Zoloft®™, in children as young as 2 to 6 years, through a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9332 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-08T00:00:00Z One physician's email account compromised by unknown source http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9313/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9313 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 7, 2014) - Late last week, it was determined that a UC Davis physician's work email account was accessed by an unknown source. UC Davis Health System has notified 1,326 patients who had their personal or medical information included in an email within the compromised account. This event did not involve access to the electronic health records of patients, patients' social security numbers or patients' personal financial information. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9313 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-07T00:00:00Z Researchers seeking middle-aged and older men for aging study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9308/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9308 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - How alterations in a single gene on the X chromosome affects neurological and psychological functioning in men as they age is the subject of a new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9308 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z MIND Institute slates seminar to address stress among families caring for people with neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9312/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9312 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute’s venerable Minds Behind the MIND series will launch its 2014-15 season in October with a departure from its previous format. The quarterly evening lectures have been replaced by Saturday morning presentations featuring UC Davis faculty and community representatives. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9312 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z Local children's musical duo performs at UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9311/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9311 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2014) - The Poodlums, a children’s musical duo, performed for UC Davis Children’s Hospital last week. The special performance was made possible by a donation from a community member and the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9311 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-03T00:00:00Z Program trains next generation of health-care leaders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9310/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9310 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2014) - Eighteen health leaders from nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout Northern and Central California began classes this week as members of the Health Leadership Program's Class XI. The program, a partnership of the Sierra Health Foundation, UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) and the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Management, is jointly led by IPHI Director Kenneth Kizer and Richard Callahan, chair of USF's Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9310 Carole Gan 2014-10-02T00:00:00Z Shinjiro Hirose joins UC Davis as chief of pediatric general, thoracic and fetal surgery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9300/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9300 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2014) - Shinjiro Hirose, a nationally recognized fetal and pediatric surgeon, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine as chief of the newly established Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery in the Department of Surgery. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9300 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-10-02T00:00:00Z